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HIGH HEELS. HIGH HOPES. HI, GUYS!
What does a struggling LA actress do when her career fails to take off?
She launch her own YouTube Channel. Duh.
Beleaguered actress and know-it-all Tinsel Townsend launches her own YouTube channel, Tinsel’s Town, in a misguided bid for fame and attention. But the road to fame is riddled with red lights and road kill — and wrong turns can be easily taken.
A DIFFERENT TAKE ON FAME
Oh, and just in case you thought Tinsel skips down the road to fame yodeling a happy tune, the road she’s taking is actually too bumpy to either skip or whistle. Watch all 36 episodes and, along with them, Aimee-Lynn’s transformation from one shade of Tinsel to another, and then read more about her character arc here. But in the meantime, a scary glimpse:
THFB: Totally HUGE Fan Base!
With over 1.5 million views for its first season on YouTube, “Tinsel’s Town” has amassed an active, engaged and loyal fan base of “Tinselers” across the globe. Some tune in for advice, some to learn English (true story), but they all show up for a glimpse into Tinsel’s crazy LA life and for at least one good laugh at her zany and opinionated opinions on topics raging from the hygienic perils of hair scrunchies to what makes LA so different from NY. With more than a few awards under her bedazzled belt, and with new viewers watching everyday, Tinsel is proving that she’s got the star power to conquer Hollywood the NEW-fashioned way: one subscriber at a time.
For more info, hop on over to the show’s Wikipedia page here.
TU: TOTALLY UNIQUE
WHAT MAKES THE SHOW DIFFERENT?
The story is told primarily in single frame vLog format, but in a shift unique to the show, that POV switches gears in the penultimate episode to a more traditional multi-frame technique after Tinsel loses her followers and, along with them, any reason to speak directly to the camera. VIEW “A BIG FAT SHAME” here.
INNOVATIVE TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING
Although the story primarily unfolds online, it also takes transmedia story telling to an entirely new level, going beyond the traditional utilization of platforms like Facebook and Twitter by including LIVE APPEARANCES as well as SoundCloud broadcasts, all of which give our audience the opportunity to take an even deeper dive into the story and its characters.
WHERE HAS TINSEL APPEARED?
Aimee-Lynn Chadwick has appeared twice at VidCon, the world’s largest gathering of digital creators. Doing cosplay as Penelope Pitstop from the Wacky Races, Aimee appeared in person as Tinsel Townsend, who turns her banal and disappointing hostess gig into a spotlight performance as the Official Flag Girl, with the evening culminating in a standing ovation for her heartfelt rendition of the Star Bangled Banner. During the day, Aimee-Lynn also withstood the red hot cement of an Anaheim summer to conduct red carpet interviews of both YouTube stars and attendees…with hilarious results that include a spelling bee and a Rorschach test.
TINSEL AT VIDCON
TINSEL AT THE RAZZIE AWARDS
At The Razzie Awards, she appeared twice as Miss Golden Berries, the beleaguered Envelope Girl who parlays her non-speaking role into a star turn at Hollywood’s Montalban Theater. A hit with the audience and the critics, she wound up stealing the entire show and was featured along with other cast members in both The Daily Beast and LA Weekly.
DID YOU KNOW?
AIMEE-LYNN CHADWICK CAN SING! (LIKE, REALLLLY SING, YOU GUYS.)
Filmmaking is always plagued by unpleasant surprises so when a pleasant one rears its head, well, it’s more than noticed. It’s seized. When writer and creator David C Barry discovered what a great singer Aimee-Lynn is, he immediately wrote new scripts to incorporate those talents into the story. Intended to highlight Aimee’s singing voice, the episodes as well as the SoundCloud broadcasts also gave Tinsel a voice as well, adding to both the character and the story.
Tinsel’s infatuation with Theme Songs and her Theme Song Thursday broadcasts would never have been part of the story or the character had Aimee not been such a talented singer. TT: Totally True.
FOR PICS, INFO AND VIDEO, CHECK OUT OUR LIVE EVENTS SECTION HERE.
For more about Aimee-Lynn’s singing/songwriting ambitions, be sure to check out her bio in the Creators section here.
In the meantime, here’s Aimee-Lynn singing her very own and very beautiful “Smile, Pretty."
TGQ: Totally Good Question!
"THE LULLABY LEAGUE"
Did you know? "Tinsel's Town" started out as a completely different project altogether. Although the web series” is a bonafide hit with over 1.5 million views for its first season on YouTube, the show is also a prequel to a TV pilot called “The Lullaby League”, a 2-hour comedy/drama about a group of veteran Hollywood actresses who share residence in a grand Victorian mansion which also doubles as a retirement “home”.
Relegated to the periphery of a town and a business which values youth above nearly everything else, the lives of these older women are upended even further with the arrival of a spoiled reality star who’s been sentenced to do community service at the home. That reality star is Tinsel Townsend. It explores the age-old and burning question: what would happen if Kim Kardashian were forced to live with The Golden Girls? The answer: lots.
The character of Tinsel was first introduced at a successful stage reading of “The Lullaby League at LA’s famed Strasberg Theater. Two months later, David started to pen the first scripts for “Tinsel’s Town”, which not only rewinds the clock to see who Tinsel was before she becomes the reality star sensation we meet in “The Lullaby League” (a wanna-be, fame-obsessed YouTuber), but also sets the stage for an even bigger story where sparks fly as Tinsel’s New Hollywood Kardashian-like fame battles it out with the women’s more Old Hollywood ideas of how fame and talent. Will Tinsel come out on top? Or will the women take her under their wings and teach her a thing or two? Either way, batten your hatches, because with David Barry already writing new episodes and both Aimee Lynn Chadwick set to return as Tinsel and with Michael Lindsay-Hogg set to direct, one thing is clear: Tinsel is just getting started!
“I liked the idea of creating a prequel for “The Lullaby League” and was taken by David’s scripts for Tinsel. They were alert and funny and then suddenly dramatic, with a surprising heroine,”
– Director, Michael Lindsay Hogg